Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2nd Saturday ArtHop of Redding, California - May 14, 2011

To begin my night, I was happy to hear that my husband was going to come with me and experience the 2nd Saturday ArtHop of Redding, California for himself.  Our first destination was the North Valley Art League, Carter House Gallery, Caldwell Park located at 48 Quartz Hill Rd of Redding, CA.   We were privileged enough to see the works displayed from the 20th Juried Photography Competition and Show.  The show is running from April 26th through May 28th, 2011.  The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am until 4pm.  I really encourage you to go and check out some of these great images being displayed proudly in such a beautiful gallery.

There were two different divisions Novice and Open division, below is the criteria for each.

Novice Division:  Photographer who may have entered but never been accepted to a juried competition.  This division is offered to encourage younger and beginning photographers to participate.

Open Division: Photographic enthusiasts, teachers, or professionals experienced in juried competition, selling, and exhibition.

Descriptions of Divisions courtesy of the North Valley Art League pamphlet.

The list of winners:

Jean Beauchamp Memorial Award
for Best of Show
"Sausage" by Gary Rowe

Division I - Novice
First Place: "The Bassist" by Michael Andrews
Second Place: "Spring" by Abigail Kellar
Third Place: "Bodie" by Carol Brookshire

Division II - Open
First Place: "The Cypress Grove at Moss Beach" by Kirsten Klagenberg
Second Place: "White Orchid" by Charlotte Bryson
Third Place: "Once Proud" by Mary Kallen

"Riding the Vines" by Ron Lute
Open Division
My favorite of the night!  I want to go there and have a picnic with my family.

"The Cypress Grove at Moss Beach" by Kirsten Klagenberg to left. Open Division $150
"The Curve" by MaryAnn Czermak in middle. Open Division $215
"Ghosts of Locke" by Ann Beier to right. Open Division $175

"Once Proud" by Mary Kallen to left. Open Division $150
"Surviors" by Mary Ann Czermak in middle. Open Division $180
"First Snow" by Ernie Giesker to right. Open Division $250

"Sausage" by Gary Rowe to the left.  Open Division NFS
"Nature's Symphony" by Luis Pena to the right. Open Division $175

"White Orchid" by Charlotte Bryson to left. Open Division $225
"Morning Shuffle" by Amy Andrews to right. Open Division $75

"Dinner with George" by Jeff Worthington in the middle.
Open Division

"Sunny Tulips" by Ann Jensen on top. Novice Division $100
"Bodie" by Carol Brookshire on bottom. Novice Division $100

"The Bassist" by Michael Andrews to left. Novice Division NFS
"Mean Spiral" by Doug Davis to right. Novice Division $150

"Solititue" by Timoth Vanschooten to left. Novice Division $150
"Spring" by Abigail Keilar to right. Novice Division NFS

Our next stop for the night was the Shasta County Arts Council located at 1313 Market Street of Redding, CA.  They were hosting a Western Handcrafters Mixed Media show.  I was so lucky to meet one of the artists of the most intricate wood working I have ever seen by the name of Karl Pavlilk.  Karl told me that he has been at woodworking since the age of 8, and it has been a passion of his since.  Karl is a self-taught wood handcrafter.  He is inspired by things all around him, taking bits and pieces of items that inspire him to create wonderful works of art.

Karl really likes to focus on the intricate details such as grains, beveled glass, and chimes to mention a few.  I noticed that he had made several of pieces for his wife, so I am thinking she might be inspirational for him as well.   Karl prefers not to sell his pieces, but to give them as gifts to people who will treasure them.  Plus, he would like to keep this creative process as a hobby, rather than a job.

I asked Karl which of the pieces was his favorite that he had displayed.  He mentioned that he really liked the "Regulator Wall Clock".  He liked the inlays and grain of the wood, and has it hanging in his office most of the time.  My favorite of the night was a tie...I really loved the "Mission Mantle Clock" and the "Wooden Keepsake Box". 

Portrait of Karl Pavlilk

"Mission Mantle Clock" NFS

"Wooden Keepsake Box" NFS

"Wooden Keepsake Box" a top view of the lid.

"Regulator Wall Clock" NFS

The last stop of the evening was Leatherby's Family Creamery located at 1670 Market Street of Redding, CA.  Leatherby's is always such a big supporter of the 2nd Saturday ArtHop and this month was no different.  They were hosting a True Colors Gallery Group Show with Mixed Media.  I apologize for the glare in some of these images.

"Cats" to left.
"Angel" in middle.
"Autumn" to right.
All works created by Kiber Jerrils.

"Iguana" by Sandy K.

"Elephant" by Sandy K.

"Self Portrait" by Sandy K.

"Cactus" by Monica Baxter.

"Owl" by Monica Baxter

In summary, I always enjoy my time during the 2nd Saturday ArtHop of Redding, Ca.  It is so great to see so many local business' and the hard work of HawkMan Studios come together to support many of the local artists in the community.  Be sure to come by next month for the Celebration of Music on June 11th, 2011.  

Please contact me if you have any questions for me or found an error in my documentation at or Jamie Solorio Photography.

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